Heavy lifting for apartment bloc residents
Residents of Block B of the Tân Mỹ apartment building in HCM City have been upset since Sunday when they were informed that the last elevator would be out of service for 14 days.
Those fluent in Vietnamese had the opportunity to laugh at dozens of huge posters along Hàm Nghi Street and Nguyễn Hoàng Street in Hà Nội’s Nam Từ Liêm District yesterday morning.
Each resident of Đông Cốc Village in the northern province of Bắc Ninh received VNĐ10 million (US$440) after the 200-year-old sưa tree at the communal village house was sold for VNĐ24.5 billion (near $1.1 million) in an auction last August.
T. was walking around the famous Tuyền Lam Lake area in Đà Lạt City when he overheard a group of tourists talking about breaking off some flowering branches of the wild Himalayan Cherry, the city’s famous spring blossom, for taking some photographs.
Last Sunday, a 44-year-old man walked into a bank in HCM City and said he wanted to change US$100,000 into Vietnamese đồng.
A famous funny video that’s doing the rounds of WhatsApp, YouTube and other social media for a few years now has a man on a motorbike stopping on a somewhat deserted road to give money to a poor beggar huddled on the sidewalk.
The practice of ‘wife catching’ is a longstanding tradition. However, the tradition has a new obstacle: camera phones.
Huỳnh Văn Út was not dreaming, however. He saw it piled up right in front of his eyes. All 40 tonnes of it, worth around VNĐ10 billion (around US$450,000).
One couple in Hàm Thuận Bắc District, Bình Thuận Province, had the rare chance to do both, to wish people luck and to share their luck.
Đồng Tháp is proud of its flowers.
The southern province believes it is second to none in the country when it comes to the sheer variety and number of blooms that bloom on its soil. Yes, that includes the more famous City of Flowers.